Become a Committee Member
Are you interested in participating in your local government? The City of Essex Junction has the following opportunities for community members to help support, advise, and guide our municipality. Applicants must be residents of the City of Essex Junction. All positions receive a $50 per meeting stipend to provide financial assistance for their participation. For more information on the boards, commissions, and committees, visit their webpages under the Boards and Meetings drop-down menu.
To apply for an open position, please tell us why you are interested in joining the committee, what education, experiences, and background you bring to the committee, and what you hope to accomplish during your term on the following form. For current members wishing to be re-appointed, please tell us why you want to be reappointed, what you have enjoyed about your time, what you have accomplished, and what you hope to accomplish in another term.
Updated: September 12, 2023
Brownell Library Trustee
Number of Openings: 1
Brownell Library Trustees provide leadership, policy-setting, and planning for the library. Five elected and five permanent board members serve as one body. This opening is to fill an elected position due to a member stepping down. The City Council will appoint someone to fill the unexpired term until the next annual election.
Meeting Frequency: The Trustees meet in the Kolvoord Community Room on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. except in July.
Term Length: Until the next annual election.
Number of openings: 5
Role: The purpose of the Essex Junction Housing Commission is to “Advise the City Council, Planning Commissions, and other municipal boards and committees on the housing needs of the community, including review and consultation of policy and zoning changes related to housing. The Commission maintains and analyzes the community’s demographic and housing stock information and provides periodic updates to elected officials. The Commission also works to educate the public on housing topics and develops partnerships with developers, non-profits, state agencies, and social service organizations to advance the community’s housing goals.” The ultimate responsibility of each Commissioner is to fulfill that purpose for the greater Essex Junction community.
Meeting Frequency: TBD
Term Length: 3-year term; 2-year term; 1-year term
Chittenden County Communications Union District Governing Board
Number of Openings: 1
Role: A Communications Union District (CUD) is a municipal organization made up of two or more towns for the purpose of building, or causing to be built, communication infrastructure together. The main function of the CUD is to deliver public funds to the providers to build the network and to provide public oversight to ensure broadband services are provided to underserved locations in accordance with Act 71. By working together, municipalities are more likely to attract a provider and leverage financial resources. For more information, please visit www.ccrpcvt.org/our-work/broadband/.
Meeting Frequency: 2x/month; 3:00 p.m. on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
Term Length: 1-year term
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